No, though it might seem logical, but I’m afraid it doesn’t work very accurately determining body temperature. However, it does work well for what it was designed for(air flow temperature).
This is not a medical device advertised for use to accurately measure temperatures of human skin. I would highly caution anyone whom is purchasing this product for such purposes. This device has a fixed emissivity reading value of 0.95 where skin has a reflective value of “roughly” 0.99. To be clear, IR readings of skin have far too many variables that can happen to impact a IR reading such as sweat, sunlight, shadows etc. When measuring the temperature of a human body for fever, one should always use devices approved for such use. The degree range of error for this device could be as much as 5-10 degrees off and should not be used for anything other than maintenance purposes measuring temperature of boilers, exhaust (finding a misfire), etc. Please be responsible and understand the intended use for each device.
This is not a medical device. I highly suggest you take the time to learn about emissivity. Human skin is roughly an emissivity of 0.98 while this device is a fixed emissivity reading of 0.95...Hope this is helpful.
Yes but it will only measure surface temperature.
10:1 vs 12:1 and 752 degrees high vs 1022 degrees high. That’s about it...hope it helps. You can select and compare it on HD website too.
this is a internal error and would need to be sent in for service/warranty
It's the distance:spot ratio. For the 10:1, every 10" from your target, you'll be measuring a 1" diameter spot. So from 30" away, the 10:1 gun will measure a 3" diameter area. For the 12:1 gun, you can measure the same area from 36" away.
I will however, it will not be spot on accurate due to emissivity of 0.98 for water. Additionally, Snow is 0.85 and ice is 0.96 for sake of understanding various different states of H2O. If you are wanting to measure liquids, I would suggest you look into other brands that have probes to determine temperature of liquids.
the 12:1 that I bought did not come with one
No, the max temperature range is 1022°F.